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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyv Hák 19I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál 19’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 192.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHákonarmál
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Góðu ‘On a good’

góðr (adj.): good

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dœgri ‘day’

dœgr (noun n.; °-s; -): day and night; 24h period

[1] dœgri: dœmi FskBˣ

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verðr ‘will’

1. verða (verb): become, be

[2] verðr: var FskBˣ

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slíkan ‘such’

2. slíkr (adj.): such

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sefa ‘a character’

2. sefi (noun m.): mind

[3] sefa: sœfa FskAˣ

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[3] sefa ‘character’: More usually ‘mind’ or ‘temper’, and so it is generally understood here, though the word can also mean ‘affection’.

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Hans ‘His’

hann (pron.; °gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana): he, she, it, they, them...

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[4] aldar hans ‘his time’: The form is gen. sg., used in an impersonal construction with passivised geta ‘speak of’, which takes a gen. object. 

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aldar ‘time’

ǫld (noun f.; °; aldir): people, age

[4] aldar: aldr FskBˣ, aldrs FskAˣ

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[4] aldar hans ‘his time’: The form is gen. sg., used in an impersonal construction with passivised geta ‘speak of’, which takes a gen. object. 

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góðu ‘good’

góðr (adj.): good

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In Hkr, as for st. 1. The last three stanzas are cited in Fsk in support of the remark that when Hákon died, he was mourned by friends and enemies alike.

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